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Urban League Conference Set to Start July 26 in St. Louis

The National Urban League Experience Expo, the nation’s largest annual civil rights conference, kicks off in St. Louis, MO with a keynote address on the “State of the Urban League” by National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial, Wednesday, July 26, and culminates with Community & Family Day on Saturday, July 29, with more than 8,000 in attendance.

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Contractors Assn. Offers Free Trench Safety Symposium

The free event, conducted by industry representatives, will focus on ways to reduce trenching and excavation hazards -- cave-ins and other trenching hazards that often lead to fatalities and serious injuries.

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Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality

The Policy Summit is a biennial forum that attracts an audience of several hundred academics, bankers, elected officials, funders, policymakers, and practitioners from across the Eastern and Midwestern United States.

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Cyber Security Conference Set for Tuesday, May 23, in SC.

In partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the University of South Carolina, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host a conference to help small and midsize businesses develop, evaluate, and strengthen their cyber security programs.

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DoT to Hold Civil Rights Virtual Symposium

The symposium is a two-day virtual event that will connect stakeholders, themes, and perspectives across the civil rights and transportation communities. It will focus on principles of civil rights, diversity, and inclusion while acknowledging the achievements of past work to advance the cause of equity and opportunity.

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Nominations Due for Minority Enterprise Development Awards

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the annual National Minority Enterprise Development Awards designed to honor organizations, businesses, and individuals that have demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing the minority business community and the nation’s economy.

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Universal Design Specialists can Exhibit for Free in Suburban DC

If you’re in the business of creating living spaces featuring universal design, you may want to check out an opportunity in suburban Washington, DC that will allow you to exhibit your work for free.

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Event to Explore Expanding Cultural Emergency Preparation

New projects in the cultural heritage and performing arts communities are prompting a variety of organizations to look at collaborative emergency preparedness in a wider perspective.

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Upcoming Conference to Focus on CDFI Opportunities

The Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) will host its 2016 Annual Conference, the largest and most influential gathering in the opportunity finance industry, Oct. 24-27. The conference will be held at the Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. Titled “Rethink,&rd...

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International Transportation Conference Slated for Sept. 26-28

The conference will provide an opportunity for paratransit professionals from around the world to discuss ideas and trends in the areas of technology and communication, industry partnerships, service concepts, innovation, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, health and wellness issues, and performance measurement.

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